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|How Do You Apply for the National College Match?|
The deadline for the 2012 National College Match application has passed. Next year's application will open in August 2013.
A note from us: You may find the prospect of applying to the National College Match a bit overwhelming. Rest assured; you are not alone. The college application process can be challenging and stressful to virtually everyone who goes through it. But remember that it also can—and should—be exciting: it is a time to focus on your future, reflect upon your past, your strengths, and your passions, and keep yourself organized in the present so that you put forward the best applications you can.
In this section, you will find all the details you need to know to apply to the National College Match. Before you begin an application, we encourage you to read through the Why Apply and Who Should Apply sections of our website. We also strongly encourage you to take the time to explore all of our partner colleges, especially those with which you are not very familiar, prior to making decisions on where to apply.
Through it all, we are here to help you navigate this process and hope you will find the information here useful.
Two Ways to Apply through QuestBridge
The National College Match application requires you to provide extensive information on your academic accomplishments and financial background, as well as write three essays, complete short answer questions, and gather two letters of recommendation, a Secondary School Report (counselor recommendation), a transcript, and test score reports.
The National College Match allows you to apply to up to 8 of our partner colleges by using one application. You will be asked to rank these colleges in order of your preference. The National College Match application is due on September 28.
The QuestBridge Regular Decision process allows you to apply to any or all of our partner colleges through a traditional regular decision process. You may choose not to rank colleges for the College Match process and only apply to our partner colleges for Regular Decision. Or, if you apply for the College Match and are not selected for a match scholarship, you can request to have your application forwarded to our partner colleges for Regular Decision.
In order to participate in the Regular Decision process, you must submit your National College Match application by September 28, 2012.